Quarter of LGBT young people have no adults to confide in, according to new research

“Listen to me – this isn’t just a phase”, is just one of the pieces of advice for adults from young LGBT people in the North West, identified in a new report. The research, led by LGBT Youth North West and supported by BBC Children in Need, found that the majority of young lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in the North West felt adults were failing to support them with regard to issues around identity and mental health.

The 2014 LGBT Youth North West Pink Box Competition

Still time to enter! View this email in your browser The 2014 LGBT Youth North West Pink Box Competition comes to you in the form of a musical contest! Ur Own Vision A real opportunity for young people to share their own vision of what life is life for LGBT youth in 2014. Marking International Day Against Homophobia, this event will take place at Knotty Ash Youth and Community Centre on Friday 16 May 2014 6.30 – 9.00pm This promises to be quite …

New Queer Voices, Outspoken

Patterflash! is a literary variety show, combining the best traditions of live literature with all the energy and verve of queer performance.

Survey of NUT Members who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual

Survey of NUT Members who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual – The LGB survey covers issues such as:Being ‘out’ at work, Challenging homophobic behaviour in your school/college, Barriers faced in your teaching career due to homophobia

Proud London – new youth group

Proud London is a weekly LGBTQ+ youth group and safe space for 16-25 year olds who live in London whether out or not.

US Research Papers:

Research Papers: 1. “Anti-Gay Prejudice and All-Cause Mortality Among Heterosexuals in the United States” by Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, PhD, Anna Bellatorre, MA, and Peter Muennig, MD, MPH, 2. “Protective School Climates and Reduced Risk for Suicide Ideation in Sexual Minority Youths” by Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, PhD, Michelle Birkett, PhD, Aimee Van Wagenen, PhD, and Ilan H. Meyer, PhD

Call for participants: Sexualities in the teaching profession

Ruth Simister, Masters Student in the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology is currently conducting research about the workplace experiences of gay, bisexual, trans and queer men in the teaching profession for a Masters Degree project.